PM Abbasi asks Balochistan CM Zehri to quit, confirms minister

PM Abbasi asks Balochistan CM Zehri to quit, confirms minister

Quetta (Staff Report): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has advised Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri to resign in light of the no-confidence motion.


Zehri is expected to face a no-confidence motion to be taken up in a session of the provincial assembly on Tuesday (today).

Speaker Raheela Durrani has restricted live broadcast of today's proceedings as well as the use of mobile phones inside the assembly hall. Strict security measures have been taken for the scheduled session as authorities had cancelled all the passes of visitors.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has reached Islamabad after visiting Quetta where he is expected to brief PML-N leaders in a cabinet meeting about the visit and take them into confidence regarding the political situation in Balochistan.

On Monday, the opposition leader in the assembly and other opposition members refused to meet the premier, who had arrived in Quetta. The opposition, in a news conference before the prime minister’s arrival, had announced that they would not withdraw the no-confidence motion they had moved against the CM.